4 veterans the Steelers could trade away as they begin to rebuild

David DeCastro #66 of the Pittsburgh Steelers. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Eric Ebron (85). Mandatory Credit: Joseph Maiorana-USA TODAY Sports /

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The Steelers don’t exactly have the depth at the tight end position to be trading their players away, but Eric Ebron is a possible candidate to be cut this year due to his unreasonably sized contract numbers. Already with nine selections in the 2021 NFL Draft, I fully expected Pittsburgh to dip into the tight ends at least once. It’s also likely that they look for a cheaper stop-gap player in free agency.

However, it’s hard to justify keeping Ebron around for the $8.5 million he will cost against the cap this year. While cutting him is certainly something that is on the table, Pittsburgh should look to see if there is a team with cap space out there who would be willing to take on his contract for a conditional late-round pick.

Ebron was alright for Pittsburgh this year, but it’s hard to justify giving him what he is set to cost against the cap this year – especially with the financial situation they are in right now.

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It’s likey that none of these potential trades ever come to fruition, as the Steelers have never been a team to look ahead to the future. Kevin Colbert and Mike Tomlin will likely try to give it one last hurrah before a total rebuild is necessary in 2022.